I had my surgery 1 month ago today. Wow. In some ways it feels like just last week. My belly button is finally almost healed up. Most of the time I feel really good. Going back to work has been challenging - mostly in terms of getting tired out more easily. Combine that with getting back into the exercise routine and this has been an interesting week so far.
I lifted weights for the first time today. I focused on arms and back. I wore my compression garment and hardly felt anything at all in my abs. The exception to this was when I started to do push-ups. 2 push-ups in and my abs were like "HELLO!" so I stopped. I am really surprised that I have lost a LOT of strength in this month. I cut the size of the weights and still had challenges with some of the moves. I imagine I can gain in back pretty quick but it caught me off guard. I bet I feel it tomorrow!
Speaking of tomorrow I'm going to take some 1 month in pics - I really want to document my progress and see what - if any - changes can be seen in the first few months.